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8 of the World’s Most Incredible Forests

  There's something special about forests. It's a glimpse, perhaps, into what our world looked like for eons. Though so many of these precious ecosystems have been gobbled up by human expansio…

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Research Links DEET Mosquito Repellents to Nerve Damage

DEET (diethyl-meta-toluamide), a common ingredient in mosquito repellents, has been linked to nerve damage. A new study by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, published in the Jour…

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5 Fit Ways to Celebrate Mom

Most holidays center around a lot of sitting and a lot of eating, but not Mother's Day. There's really no rhyme or reason or rules for how to celebrate mom. The focal point of this holiday is quality …

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Green Hiking Tips

While most outdoor enthusiasts are familiar with the saying “Leave No Trace” and its “seven principles,” it might not be common knowledge for the recreational hiker. This concept highlights ways th…

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Green Outdoor Weekend Activities

Summer has arrived here in Northern California and all this sunshine begs for fun things to do outside, which often also happen to be green. I tend to go outside at even the slightest hint of sunshine…

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12 Ways To Have a Fun, Guilt-Free Camping Trip

By Julia Austin, Planet Green You might be a regular camper who escapes to the wild weekly. Maybe you just can’t afford a vacation so a tent and a campfire make for the cheapest getaway. Mayb…

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Green Summer Activities

[caption id="attachment_108480" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Image © Amtrak.com"][/caption] I've been busy with several different projects this summer and feel like I haven't gotten out a…

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Fat Is Like Quicksand

I want to exercise. Seriously, I do. I want to in the way that makes me get up and put on workout clothes every single morning because TODAY, if nothing else happens, there will be yoga or a hike …

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Nude Hiking Trails?

In Germany, nude nature hiking has become something of a fad - albeit for a very select few. Nature hiking au natural is not likely to catch on with many. In fact, the president of a German naturists …

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California’s Top 10 Natural Treasures

Just as the U.S. Congress passed budget measures that will cut spending on the EPA's Land and Water Conservation Fund by $149m, or 33 percent, the Nature Conservancy announced its "Top Ten Califor…

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As Wendy J. suggests, one has to fit in to a certain extent, "when in Rome..." but that doesn't mean…

Never worried much about fitting in because I never have. I have always walked my own path. Even pee…